| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Toward the end of their new book "Creative Confidence," the authors describe how to solve problems using mind maps — diagrams used to visualize information in order to promote clearer and more creative thinking. "We use them all the time. From...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Watching true believers in action is always fascinating and often terrifying. Consider the mobilization of the bitcoin faithful every time someone writes an article questioning whether bitcoins really are the greatest advance in currency since Yap...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The city of Cupertino on Wednesday posted updated versions of Apple's planning documents for its proposed new campus, along with a schedule of hearings.
If all goes smoothly, Apple could get official approval next month to begin the process of clearing...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Donkey Kong, Super Mario Brothers, Legend of Zelda: For Hiroshi Yamauchi, the hits kept coming — but he enjoyed none of them.
"I have better things to do" than play video games, he told interviewers.
Yamauchi, a gruff and uncompromising...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Steve Jobs' childhood home in Los Altos, Calif. -- where the first Apple computers were created -- will be the subject of debate Monday night as the Los Altos Historical Commission considers whether to give it a special designation.
The commission has...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:09 AM
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Google went back to where it all began Thursday, to the Menlo Park garage where founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin first dreamed of a better search engine.
The company opened up the Silicon Valley landmark to the media to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:47 AM
When it comes to getting Apple gadgets fixed, most people know they should go to an Apple Store.
Martha Stewart isn't "most people."
The TV personality took to Twitter this week to rant about her shattered iPad -- which had been given to her...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, stars of the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," have been named the highest-paid TV actors of 2013 by Forbes magazine.
Despite flagging viewership as of late, the show makes most of its dough in syndication, which keeps its...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Jay Z and Beyonce can flaunt all they want -- the husband and wife have been named Forbes' highest-earning celebrity couple for the second year in a row.
The music moguls, who married in 2008, locked in an estimated $95 million in earnings in the past...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The first time I saw a man killed in front of me, I tweeted about it.
I was a freelancer, covering a street battle in Cairo two years ago, and Twitter was the only means of publication immediately available. I wasn't getting paid, but my duty was to get...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:40 PM
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Welcome to Appletown, USA.
Apple's phenomenal success and expansion into buildings across this city over the last decade have already made it hard to know where Cupertino ends and the company begins. But just wait.